Friday, March 31, 2006

FBI stopped Hezbollah smugglers (at the Mexican boarder)

From the JTA: (out of Canada)

The FBI broke up a ring that tried to smuggle Hezbollah operatives into the United States.

In testimony Tuesday to Congress on the FBI’s budget request, director Robert Mueller said most recent reports on terrorist smuggling do not pan out.

However, he identified one that did: “This was an occasion in which Hezbollah operatives were assisting others with some association with Hezbollah in coming to the United States,” Mueller said. “That was an organization that we dismantled and identified those persons who had been smuggled in. And they have been addressed as well.”

Mueller did not elaborate further, except to say that the ring had attempted to smuggle the operatives into the United States from Mexico.

This is why the debate over the boarder needs to be about SECURITY not immigration.

If we "need" more immigrants then increase the amount of green cards available and speed up the process.

And why isn't this story getting more play?

There's only three hits on google news on it.

, The Albuquerque Tribune (at the bottom of the article), and this page out of Canada.

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